BWW Interview 'Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell Returns to His Theater Roots in THE FANTASTICKS

Broadway World: I understand that you were in The Fantasticks many years ago. What made you decide to return to your theater roots?

Peter Reckell: Well, I got the call from the show out of the blue, and I talked it over with my wife and my family and even though it really didn't fit into my schedule, we decided to pry open some time to make it work. I guess I'm one of those guys who believes that when the universe hands you something so clearly, you gotta take it for whatever reason and see what happens. And since the show is part of my history and I haven't been on the boards for so long, I was like, 'heck, let's just try it out and see what happens.' And when I did the show before, the El Gallo role was always attractive to me. So to have it put it my face like this I decided, let's do it, let's have some fun!

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Lorenzo Lamas will join the cast of the Fantasticks off-broadway

Golden Globe nominee Lorenzo Lamas ( Grease, Falcon Crest, Celebrity Apprentice) will play the suave and charismatic narrator El Gallo in the long-running Off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks this fall. Lorenzo Lamas Will Join The Cast Of The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

Days' Peter Reckell shares details about his Fantasticks return

Days of our Lives' Peter Reckell (ex-Bo Brady) is making a historic return to the classic musical The Fantasticks this fall, and he couldn't be more thrilled to be back 35 years after his original run. Days' Peter Reckell shares details about his Fantasticks return

Days of our Lives Star to Rejoin The Fantasticks After 35 Years

Peter Reckell, Emmy-nominated star of Days of Our Lives, will rejoin the cast of the long-running off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks at The Theater Center as El Gallo 35 years after his first run with the show. Days of our Lives Star to Rejoin The Fantasticks After 35 Years

Richmond to Broadway

Richmond Magazine interviewed our very own Drew Seigla about his journey from Richmond to Broadway and his time here at The Fantasticks. Drew’s section starts on page three. Give it a read! Richmond to Broadway


The Fantasticks Reaches Record-Breaking 21,000 Performances

From Playbill: The long-running Off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks reaches an unsurpassed 21,000 performances Feb. 8, having played in New York City for a total of 52 years. The Fantasticks Reaches Record-Breaking 21,000 Performances


The Fantasticks turns 21,000!

From AMNY: Like the Energizer Bunny, The Fantasticks just keeps going and going. The Off-Broadway musical, which ran for decades in Greenwich Village before being revived in Times Square, will reach performance No. 21,000 on Feb. 8. Last year, the musical was on the verge of closing, but then two unusually generous fans promised financial support to keep it going. The Fantasticks turns 21,000


Get your very own seat at The Fantasticks for a whole year!

From The Wall Street Journal: Now you can own a seat at The Fantasticks for an entire year! Call our Box Office for more information. A New Club is Coming to Broadway, and More Theater News


The Fantasticks will continue its off-Broadway run

From The New York Post: The off-Broadway phenomenon The Fantasticks won’t be closing next month after all — thanks to a pair of fantastic fans. The Fantasticks will continue its off-Broadway run


The Fantasticks will keep going thanks to two anonymous donors

From New York Daily News: The show must go on. Off-Broadway mainstay The Fantasticks, scheduled to close in May, will continue to be the “world’s longest-running musical,” thanks to a little help from some friends. The Fantasticls will keep going thanks to two anonymous donors

Anonymous Donors Keep The Fantasticks Open

From The New York Times: About that closing of The Fantasticks: Never mind. The producers of the long-running Off-Broadway staple, who announced last month that they would close the show in early May, said on Saturday that two unnamed fans had contributed enough money to keep it open indefinitely. Anonymous Donors Keep The Fantasticks Open


The Fantasticks is one of the most romantic shows in New York! did a write-up on the most romantic shows in New York both on Broadway and Off Broadway and The Fantasticks made the list! Click below for the full article. 8 Most Romantic Shows On and Off Broadway

The Fantasticks on Broadway.TV

Actor Ed Watts (El Gallo) and Producer Catherine Russell took some time to chat with Broadway.TV to talk about what makes The Fantasticks a classic and the business of Off Broadway.

Broadway.TV: The Business of The Fantasticks, The World's Longest Running Musical

An Interview with Tom Jones

In an interview with The Fantasticks’ Tom Jones, Seattle theatre writer John Longenbaugh tried to nail down what makes The Fantasticks such an "amazing show.” The insightful discussion ranged from the origins of The Fantasticks before the original off-Broadway run to Jones' continued involvement in the show and beyond. Long-time fans may find the discussion of the decision to change the final line to be of particular interest, as well as Jones’ description of The Fantasticks as “a celebration of the theatre.” BWW Interviews: Book Writer and Lyricist TOM JONES Says, 'It's a Celebration of Theatre'


The Fantasticks at Broadway in Bryant Park!

The Fantasticks' Max Crumm and Samantha Bruce co-hosted Broadway in Bryant Park on another spectacular afternoon with 106.7 Lite FM's Christine Nagy. To conclude an afternoon with some of the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway, Max and Samantha performed the classic "Soon It's Gonna Rain." Please check out photos of the event on our Facebook page and don't miss their on-stage selfie.
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Hot Off The Press

Anna Gilligan from Good Day NY interviewed the cast of The Fantasticks for a segment on Fox Five, check it out at This comes on the heels of an Associated Press Article on The Fantasticks' Kevin R. Free. Coverage of The Fantasticks' Max Crumm continues with a series of interviews - firstly with "Call Me Adam" and recently with Josh Ferri at BroadwayBox for The Daily Scoop.